An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools / Edition 1

An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools / Edition 1

by Marvin Lazerson, Judith Block McLaughlin, Bruce McPherson, Stephen K. Bailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521315158

ISBN-13: 9780521315159

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An Education of Value is about the problems involved in reforming American schools - in the past and in the decades to come. The authors consider the historical, political, and philosophical tensions between the perennial twin goals of American education: equality and excellence. They discuss the necessary preconditions for enduring progress: enhancing the

Overview

An Education of Value is about the problems involved in reforming American schools - in the past and in the decades to come. The authors consider the historical, political, and philosophical tensions between the perennial twin goals of American education: equality and excellence. They discuss the necessary preconditions for enduring progress: enhancing the conditions of teaching, improving the education and re-education of teachers, rethinking the curriculum, developing learning through the use of computers, and strengthening the leadership of schools. The issues raised in this book concern every modern society, and the authors' ideas will challenge a wide audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521315159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Recurring Priorities, Recurring Tensions: 1. The expectations of schooling; 2. New curriculum, old issues; Part II. The Purposes of Schooling: 3. Equality and inequality; 4. Learning and excellence; Part III. Learning and Teaching: 5. Computers and learning; 6. The promise of teaching; 7. Thinking about reform; Notes; Index.

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